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NCAA Baseball Bracketology: Post-Saturday's Games

The final projection of who will be hosting a regional next week

Kansas State Senior Outfielder Jared King Has Led The Wildcats To The Top 16
Kansas State Senior Outfielder Jared King Has Led The Wildcats To The Top 16
credit: Lubbock Avalanche-Journal

Below are my projections for the 64 team NCAA Baseball field, which will be released on May 27, and the 16 regional hosts who will be revealed tonight at 6:00 PM Pacific. Please comment and question below.

Nashville Regional
1. Vanderbilt (1)*
4. Central Arkansas*

2. Mercer
3. Austin Peay*
Manhattan Regional
1. Kansas State
4. Maine*

2. Miami (Florida)
3. Michigan State
Baton Rouge Regional
1. LSU (2)
4. Jackson State*

2. Louisiana-Lafayette*
3. Sam Houston State
Blacksburg Regional
1. Virginia Tech
4. Army*

2. South Alabama
3. Seton Hall
Fullerton Regional
1. Cal State Fullerton (3)*
4. South Dakota State*

2. Arizona State
3. San Diego*
Columbia Regional
1. South Carolina
4. Columbia*

2. Clemson
3. Troy
Chapel Hill Regional
1. North Carolina (4)*
4. Liberty*

2. UNC Wilimington
3. Western Carolina
Starkville Regional
1. Mississippi State
4. Canisius*

2. Georgia Tech
3. Campbell
Charlottesville Regional
1. Virginia (5)
4. Elon*

2. Florida Atlantic
3. William & Mary
Los Angeles Regional

4. Valparaiso*

2. Alabama
3. Oklahoma State
Corvallis Regional
1. Oregon State (6)*
4. Texas-San Antonio*

2. Cal Poly
3. San Francisco
Bloomington Regional
1. Indiana*
4. St. Louis*

2. Notre Dame*
3. Bryant*
Raleigh Regional
1. NC State (7)
4. Savannah State*

2. Mississippi
3. Coastal Carolina
Eugene Regional
1. Oregon
4. Wichita State*

2. New Mexico*
3. Rice*
Tallahassee Regional
1. Florida State (8)
4. Towson*

2. Florida
3. North Florida*
Louisville Regional

1. Louisville*
4. Ball State*

2. Arkansas
3. Oklahoma*

Last Five In: Coastal Carolina, Sam Houston St, Campbell, San Fran, Western Carolina

First Five Out: Ohio State, Pittsburgh, Texas A&M, Auburn, Kentucky

* Denotes an Automatic Bid

Multi-Bid Conferences:

SEC - 8

ACC - 8

Pac-12 -4

Sun Belt - 4

Big East - 3

Big 12 - 3

Big South - 3

Colonial - 3

WCC - 2

Big West - 2

Southland - 2

Big Ten - 2

Atlantic Sun - 2

Toughest Regional - Louisville

Easiest Regional - Charlottesville

  • The battle for the final two national seeds has come down to the final day of the season, with NC State, Florida State, Louisville, Indiana, and Oregon all in contention. With a terrific, and at the same time, heartbreaking, performance in the ACC Tournament, I think the Wolfpack are safe at number seven. The Seminoles and Cardinal are done for the season, so it all depends on how the Hooisers and Ducks play today. It will definitely be a beauty contest for that final spot, so look for those two to try and run up the score as much as possible.
  • Scenarios for top four national seeds: Vanderbilt will clinch the top spot with a win, but North Carolina clinches with a win and Vandy loss. LSU can claim it if the Heels lose, and in that same scenario, Cal State Fullerton rises to number two.
  • Louisville and Fullerton project to host the most challenging regions. The Cardinals have to host two projected conference champions and a borderline host, while the Titans could see a pair of dangerous teams in San Diego and Arizona State.
Make sure to check back early tomorrow morning to see my final projections.